Here’s my latest project. We got two pallets of landscape stone last fall and now have one left. I’m edging all of our garden beds, front yard first, back yard next. I might get finished in about 2015. It’s backbreaking (and hand-scouring) labor, but I really like the way it looks.
My sturdy generic dark-purple irises are in full bloom right now, many of them in the front-yard raised beds I hand-built, slowly and painfully and not very well, out of concrete landscaping blocks. (Yes, there should be photos to prove it, but it’s been rainy and cloudy all week.) Almost a decade of planting and weathering has disguised their unprofessonal origins, and instead of a sad uneven patch of crabgrassy “lawn”, I can count on an annual bounty of color proceeding from early lavender-blue creeping phlox to the irises to a riot of peach and cream and apricot daylilies, set off by a handful of miniature roses and brief bursts of color from violas and dianthus.
Who else has hardscaping / landscape-remaking projects they’d like to show off — or at least talk about — to the rest of us?